Cruise overview

Hon Gai Whalf , Ha Long Bay, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
8.5/10
Editor Rating

“ Garden Bay Luxury cruise is known for a 4-star wooden ship that sails around Bai Tu Long Bay. While gourmet dining caters to foodies, other passengers praise the ship’s oriental decoration and decent amenities. Moreover, all shore excursions brought about by the cruise are educational and exciting.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

+ Garden Bay Luxury cruise features a nice old-fashioned boat.
+ Comfortable rooms have the necessary facilities and large windows.
+ There are a variety of activities for all ages.

Cons

- Food quality is average and the price for drinks is generally expensive.
- There is no internet access inside the rooms.
- Trip to the cave is boring and full of tourists.

Bottom Line

This small ship offers journeys to off-the-beaten-path destinations and lovely accommodations.

About

Type: Wooden
No Of Cabins: 11
Pick Up Time: 7:30 – 7:45 Am
Drop Off Time: 17:00 Pm
Operating Area: Bai Tu Long Bay
Available Tours: 2d1n, 3d2n
Destinations: Vung Vieng Fishing Village, Ban Chan Beach, Vung Ha Area, Thien Canh Son Cave

9.0/10

Itinerary & activities

At each tourist spot, visitors will have an opportunity to take part in several interesting activities. For instance, guests can explore Vung Vieng fishing village by a bamboo boat or kayaking, enjoying swimming at Ban Chan Beach as well as kayaking at Vung Ha area. Especially, the itinerary also includes a visit to the well-hidden Thien Canh Son cave, the most beautiful cave in Bai Tu Long Bay.

  • Cooking class
  • Happy hour
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
  • Karaoke
  • Fishing

8.5/10

Cruise quality

Garden Bay Luxury cruise is a smoke-free ship that uses wood as major material to create a traditional and intimate atmosphere. Décor is gentle and pale. Therefore, passengers can enjoy a relaxing and tranquil environment onboard.

8.7/10

Service & facilities

Along with basic amenities like restaurant, bar & lounge, this property features a coffee shop, a massage room, and a spacious sundeck for outdoor activities. Free WIFI is provided in public areas. In addition to this, the wooden junk offers convenient services such as room service, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities.

  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • VIP room facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
8.6/10

Cabin quality

Garden Bay Luxury cruise is home to a limited number of 11 cabins. All cabins are designed in Vietnamese oriental style and fully-furnished with premium bedding, a seating area including desks, a private bathroom, a minibar, and safety equipment. What’s more, cribs and infant beds are provided free of charge in the rooms.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Balcony2 adults, 1 Children23 sqm
Deluxe Triple Room with Balcony3 adults, 1 Children23 sqm
Suite with Balcony2 adults, 1 Children23 sqm
8.3/10

Food & Drink

Local seafood, Asian, and Vietnamese specialties are the main food served in the on-site restaurant. Also, guests can savor a delicious buffet breakfast and BBQ dinner on board. In terms of beverages, cocktails and other soft drinks are available in the cruise bar and coffee shop.

7.8/10

Value for money

Deluxe double or twin room with sea view costs from US$398, deluxe double or twin room with balcony costs from US$474, and suite with balcony is priced from US$539.

Access for people with disabilities?

There are no facilities for disabled guests.

Family-friendly?

Family rooms are available. Free of charge for children under 4 years old, limited to one child per cabin. Children aged 5-11 are charged 75% and children above 12 are charged 100% of adult’s rate.

The ship is fully appointed with babysitting/ child services, child safety socket covers, and board games for children.

Last updated: February 3, 2020

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Frequently asked questions

1.Where does the cruise sail to?

The cruise visits some famous destinations on Bai Tu Long Bay including Thien Canh Son cave, Vung Vieng fishing village, Vung Ha area, and Ban Chan beach.

2.How much deposit do I need for a room reservation?

Passengers have to pay a deposit of 30% of the total price to reserve a cabin.

3.Is transportation included in the price?

Garden Bay Luxury cruise offers free shuttle bus round trip while the private car or Limousine transport is available upon request and costs an additional charge.

4.Is balcony available in all rooms?

No, the balcony is available in most rooms, except for the deluxe room with sea view.

5.Is Garden Bay Luxury cruise pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed to get on board.